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Customs and Border Protection Officers

General Information

Description

Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.

Industry areas

  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+3%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$65,790

State-by-state Salary

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$104,160
$37,240
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 39%
  • Bachelor's degree 27%
  • Some college 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Associate's degree 7%
  • Post baccalaureate 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.

Not sure what characteristics best describe you? Take the RIASEC Test.

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • English Language
  • Psychology

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